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, the taliban and associated forces in response to the 9/11 attacks and we may also use force consistent with our inherent right of national self-defense. there is nothing in international law that bans the use of remotely pilotted aircraft for this purpose or that prohibits us from using lethal force against our enemies outside of an active battlefield at least when the country involved con cents or is unwilling to take action against a threat. second, targeted strikes are ethical. without question, the ability to target a specific individual from hundreds or thousands of miles away raises profound questions. here, i think it is useful to consider such strikes against the basic principle of the law of war that govern the use of force. targeted strikes conform to the principle of necessity. requirement that the target has definite military value. in this armed conflict, individuals who are part of al qaeda or its associated forces are legitimate military targets. we have the authority to target them with lethal force, just as we target enemy leaders in past conflicts such as them and the
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. but the public report came out on september 28. and in that report it said that local taliban was working with war lords to provide guards and weapons for use in the contract. it came out they were failing to adequately investigate the forwards' previous employment which resulted in hiring individuals who had been fired for sharing sensitive information, security information work taliban war lords. failure to appropriately vet guards, some of whom, according to u.s. intelligence reports, may have been involved in anti-american activities. now all of that information was out in the classified way several weeks before september 10, excuse me, september 28, an was out in public september 28.
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it was overran by the taliban. he's somebody who is very aware of things that did not go the way of the americans that way. he blames himself still for troops that were lost that day, even though there's nothing that he could have done to save them, they are still very, very tough on him receives when it comes to the eight men that were killed that day. >> he is a real, real hero and he will be honored. i want to alert our viewers, jake has a special tonight. jake tapper reports "an american hero" it airs at 10:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. >>> john brennans wasn't the only administration official taking heat up on capitol hill today. up next, the reason the outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is giving for why the u.s. military could not save lives in benghazi. get ready for a lot more of that new-plane smell. we're building the youngest, most modern fleet among the largest us airlines to ensure that you are more comfortable and connected than ever. we are becoming a new american. to find you a great deal, even if it's not with us. [ ding ] oh, that's helpful! well, our company does that
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in afghanistan. officials are not revealing where it went down. a taliban spokesman claims it crashed in the kapisa province. nato says all crew members survived. no word what caused the crash. >>> we could learn more about what took so long for help to arrival in benghazi on the day of the terrorist attack that left four americans dead. leon panetta and general martin dempsey affect to do testify this morning on capitol hill. last we're panetta said the u.s. didn't have enough time to respond. >>> the man accused of trying to blow up the federal reserve in new york city expected to plead guilty today to terror charges. officials say he tried to blow up a van with 1,000 pounds of explosives outside of that building, but luckily the explosives were fake. part of an f.b.i. sting. he is charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and trying to support al-qaeda. >>> hollywood's hottest raising awareness for heart disease. that's megyn kelly strutting her stuff at the red dress fashion show. gabby douglas and jillian michaels and others came out for the cause. >> women and